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CT Food Justice Project
 
 
 
The CT Food Justice VISTA Project is a partnership between non-profits throughout the state, each with one to two VISTA Members building the capacity of that organization. Together we strive for a multigenerational, racially and economically diverse group of leaders with the skills to move communities across Connecticut toward a just food system. With VISTA Member support, host sites commit to empowering their communities to have impact on food-related programs and services, and the food system in Connecticut as a whole. VISTA Members in the project will: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 10 project sites and 13 VISTA Members. 2. Build the capacity of each organization to empower under-represented populations 3. Create, expand and enhance the services offered by their host site by fundraising, managing volunteers, convening the community, surveying the community, enhancing awareness of food insecurity and injustice, and much more. University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is coordinating the fifth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2017.
 
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Member Duties : This listing serves as a catch-all for applicants interested in any of our eight host sites throughout the state. Hosts are located in Hartford, Windham, New Britain, New London, Wallingford, New Haven, Bridgeport and Bloomfield. Respective host sites coordinate food security programming ranging from urban farming, community gardening, mobile markets, farmers' markets, food policy councils, youth programs, and food banks.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project

Program Start/End Date
09/11/2017  -   09/10/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2017  To  08/28/2017 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
860-870-6932
jiff.martin@uconn.edu
sustainablefood.uconn.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72432


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